Same Old Story...

Discussion in 'Software' started by MyDigitalpoint, Nov 8, 2013.

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    MyDigitalpoint

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    I'm really happy with Windows 8 and impressed of new features like the metro start menu, but at a time surprised to see that after eight versions, both the notepad and the calculator that comes with Windows are just the same that came with... Windows 3 or 3.1?

    Does anyone know or figure out why Windows never update this software?

    Or if they do, I can't see any difference, both are useless and notepad is particularly annoying due to its limited capabilities compared to other notepad replacement options.
     
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    They work for what they are built for, why change them? I don't know about notepad, but I am sure they have updated the calculator (not sure when though) as there is an expanded option to it that allows you to use scientific functions.
     
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    They added a Modern App (metro) Calculator which does pretty much everything the old calculator did before with just a new style interface.
    And of course there is still Wordpad which adds a bit more functionality than Notepad.
    Do you have some specifics as to how these two old reliable (if sort of plain) applications might be enhanced?
     
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    I see, but problem with Windows Notepad and Wordpad is that both of these applications are not really good for web developing.

    Asking your specific question Trouble, in example, I have been using Metapad as Windows Notepad substitute and it has a series of enhancements that yourself can find here, http://liquidninja.com/metapad/

     
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    Web developing, with notepad, (or wordpad)? Surely not!
     
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    Exactly! I mostly use an HTML editor called Araneae, but sometimes I need to make a quck fix that with Windows Notepad is simply a big mistake at the uploading time, hence my need to use an alternative.

    However I thought Windows 8 will come with a better notepad this time :(
     
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